About My Workbasket

About Me:

10 Facts:

  1. Born in 1983, probably should have been ’63
  2. True lover of the 70’s color avocado green
  3. Cannot pass a mirror without making funny faces and before recording any video does a take with weird faces and odd movies lines.
  4. Does not care about “beauty” at all, doesn’t even own mascara or a lipgloss
  5. Loves tacos and sushi
  6. Possibly a little TO Goofy and thinks humor is the answer to everything
  7. Loves cast iron and wooden spoons
  8. Known to frequent various thrift stores
  9. Loves Books. Quite likely will die in an avalanche of antique and vintage books and magazines
  10. Truly loves to see other people happy, and to inspire them to create


About Me AND This Site

I am a crafty person, I have been my whole life. I have been a poor broke crafter in the middle of nowhere, nothing but a Walmart 15 minutes away. I have been a middle-class crafter in the suburbs with multiple craft stores within 3 miles. I craft because I have to. I truly get downright dingy and awful feeling if I don’t. I’ve been crafting since probably diapers. I change crafts a lot because I get bored and most likely have some pretty bad ADHD. I am not a “slow crafter” to me it isn’t about the purpose behind making, it is about making something so I don’t go crazy.

Besides the constant making of stuff, I also homeschool my son and am very actively involved with the local homeschool community. I admin a state facebook group for it and even run a small group focused on social activities and fun events. Besides this site, I’m a Homemaker/Family Manager. I’m happily married to a man who mostly deals with my countless UFOs (UnFinished Objects) and the crafty clutter. Maybe it’s just because I make a mean dinner, or maybe because we’ve been together so long he just doesn’t know what to do without me.  All of this will come up here on the site. I believe in being real, and why do you need to know what I craft if you don’t know what I’m going through to need the sanity-saving power of it??

My Workbasket is ultimately about crafting, BUT it’s a bit different in that my focus on inspiring people to BE crafty and creative. I believe strongly in the power of arts and crafts, and want crafting to be attainable to EVERYONE. I try to feature crafts that are cheap, and easy, as well as crafts that are more detailed and require more experience. I truly believe that crafting can be the best thing for mental health and don’t want anything to hold someone back.  I did a video about my feelings about the power of crafts!

If you’d like to contact me then I’d like to hear from you! Drop me an email at Alicia@myworkbasket.com